CHARLOTTE – The Ardrey Kell Theatre Department kicks off the 2017-18 season this month with a Night of One Acts.
While both productions are different, they share one important similarity, according to Director Brian Seagroves.
“In the end, it is all about teaching,” Seagroves said. “Every piece of theatre we attempt at this school serves to better our students’ comprehension of the diverse world of dramatic literature.”
“Sociability” by Charles Dizenzo is a commentary on what it means to “keep up with the Joneses” all while trying to remain cordial and composed. Set in in the 1950s, this one act is a glimpse into the lives of two couples who try to outdo each other and is described by Dramatists Play Service as “a delightful and acerbic comedy in the avant garde mode, which pokes devastating fun at the hypocritical pretense which can be so much a part of doing and saying the ‘right thing.’”
“When Bright Through Window Comes” was written by Terry Gabbard, an award-winning playwright and Ardrey Kell theatre teacher. A group of survivors gathers together in a ruined apartment of a scorched city and faces dangers from the outside world as well as dangers within. Because of its darker content, this show may not be appropriate for children under 10.
Performances will be Oct. 12, 13, and 14 at 6pm in the Ardrey Kell High School auditorium, 10220 Ardrey Kell Road. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.